Subject: Politics & Conflict

23 entries.

Banks Of The Nile

This is a Canadian version of a popular broadside ballad that is still sung all over the UK and Ireland. It was collected here from the singing of LaRena Clark. The song is probably referring to the British / French engagements in Egypt between 1798 and 1...

Burns Centennial Festival 1859 - Songs, Tunes Speakers

This amazing document from Toronto, is a broadside advertising a Burns Supper at St. Lawrence Hall in 1859. That year was the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. The original is in the Toronto Public reference Library. Check the "eve o...

Canada's Defenders - 1885

A patriotic song about the Northwest Rebellion by John Imrie. (1846-1902) Living and working in Toronto, Imrie was a lesser Scottish-Canadian poet and songwriter who had one considerable advantage over his rivals - He had his own printing press! I firs...

Canadian Jubilee Singers - Spritituals

The Canadian Jubilee Singers were a professional vocal group pattered after the famous Fisk Jubilee Singers from Fisk University in Tennessee. They sang the same brand of African-American spirituals, but were mostly from the Hamilton area. William and S...

Father's A Drunkard and Mother Is Dead - Temperance Song

This cheery item is from The Canadian Musical Fountain & Prohibition Singer: for temperance meetings, Bands of Hope, temperance conventions, social gatherings, home circle, &c. by C. W. Coates - Published 1874

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